Prayer for Defense against Enemies.

1 Save me, O God, by 1Your name, And vindicate me by 2Your power.

References for Psalms 54:1

2 3Hear my prayer, O God; 4Give ear to the words of my mouth.

References for Psalms 54:2

3 For strangers have 5risen against me And 6violent men have 7sought my life; They have 8not set God before them. Selah.

References for Psalms 54:3

    • b 54:3 - Or "soul"
    • c 54:3 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
      4 Behold, 9God is my helper; The Lord is the 10sustainer of my soul.

      References for Psalms 54:4

      5 He will 11recompense the evil to my foes; 12Destroy them 13in Your faithfulness.

      References for Psalms 54:5

        • e 54:5 - Lit "The evil will return"
        • f 54:5 - Or "those who lie in wait for me"
        • g 54:5 - Or "Put to silence"
        • h 54:5 - Or "truth"
          6 14Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give 15thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.

          References for Psalms 54:6

            • i 54:6 - Or "With a freewill offering"
              7 For He has 16delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has 17looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

              References for Psalms 54:7

                • j 54:7 - Or "it;" i.e. His name
                • k 54:7 - Or "distress"